Love Etc. (2011)



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Love Etc. is a witty, poignant and humorous exploration about the universal stages of love, depicted through five real stories over the course of one year in New York City. Young, old, gay, straight - everyone has experienced love - and the joy and frustration that come with it. From teen romance to a decades-long marriage; newlyweds to a recent divorcee, and even a bachelor so frustrated in his search that he chooses to have children without a partner, Love Etc. documents the intimate journeys of engaging characters aged 18-89 who reflect the city's diversity, and takes an honest look at life's most challenging pursuit. -- (C) Official Site
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All Critics (20) | Top Critics (9)

In an age in which it feels as if seemingly pure intimacy no longer exists, this film thrives on nothing but intimate moments.

Full Review… | July 28, 2011
Boston Globe
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It's not that you don't care for these urbanites -- you do, but it's in spite of Andresevic's unengaged hanging-around and general air of slightness.

Full Review… | July 22, 2011
Los Angeles Times
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Throw a party and ask all your friends to share their stories; you'll probably find more surprises, and have a lot more fun.

Full Review… | July 1, 2011
New York Daily News
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Breakups and disappearances, loneliness and failing health fit into the film's fabric like beats in a TV drama.

Full Review… | June 30, 2011
New York Times
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Who needs clichéd Hollywood love stories when you can see the real thing?

Full Review… | June 30, 2011
New York Post
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TV reality show-style doc offers superficial portraits of amour.

Full Review… | June 29, 2011
Hollywood Reporter
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Nice little slice of NYC love stories. Follows 4 different relationships. Not gonna blow you away but it's very sweet and realistic portrayal of love life.

Jordan Fong
Jordan Fong

Really enjoyed this documentary. Follows the lives of several couples - an elderly couple who have been married 45 years and the wife now has dementia, a divorced single dad of two teenagers who is doing the personal ads, a teenage couple, an Indian couple who are getting married and a gay man who has had surrogate twins after breaking with his boyfriend to have them. It's not highly dramatic, but it is interesting and most of the people you do care what happens to them. I found the elderly couple the most moving, while the one I liked least was the single dad (but I guess even he acknowledged at the end he needs to grow up). Good documentary about relationships. Recommended.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

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